Topic: agile

How to stay Agile with a globally distributed workforce

As the Agile Manifesto approaches its 20th anniversary, it’s a good time to reflect on the technological revolution that followed. It sparked a milestone moment in the software development industry, outlining new values and principles that could be built on and carried forth in the pursuit of more effective, documented, data-driven development. The manifesto wasn’t … continue reading

3 ways to align site reliability engineering with SAFe – and why it’s a smart thing to do

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is a great tool for establishing agile and Lean best practices across an enterprise. It provides an overarching architecture for aligning development, quality assurance and other functions to produce a faster workflow and to boost performance across the board. There is an important missing link, though. To date the SAFe … continue reading

American Airlines’ journey into DevOps and beyond

The coronavirus has impacted many industries, but perhaps none more so than the travel industry. With airline seat booking down from March through August, some 76% from 2019, it was imperative for the industry to make changes that would give travelers a sense of trust that flying was safe. American Airlines (AA) responded by giving … continue reading

A BizOps Manifesto aims to close gap between business, IT

A coalition of software industry leaders today is releasing a BizOps Manifesto, a framework that aims to finally address the need for the business and IT sides of an enterprise to work toward common outcomes that drive the bottom line. In its announcement, the BizOps Coalition said a recent survey showed that more than three-quarters … continue reading

The path to mainframe agility

When Compuware, now a BMC company, came under new leadership in 2014, the company embarked on a mission to realign as an Agile business. It went from delivering customer requirements every 12 to 18 months to a publicly faced quarterly roadmap deeply engaged with customers. Once the company started to see some success, customers went … continue reading

Taming heterogeneous tooling into cohesion

Over the last two decades, the swing of the pendulum from monolithic global tooling to highly specific tooling unique to each group and their needs has led to the birth of the tooling suite; the daisy chain of tools never intended to be linked together. One of the main challenges that has emerged is a … continue reading

premium Scrum and SAFe: Four tips for Scrum masters

As Agile software development continues to take hold across all industries, along with DevOps practices and tooling, refining the delivery of products and services is increasingly the focus for many firms. Ensuring business goals and customer requirements are being met is key to software delivery. This requires detailed planning and organization of all teams working … continue reading

A guide to Agile development tools

Broadcom: Rally Software is an enterprise-class agile management platform purpose built for scaling agile across the enterprise. It enables businesses to make faster and smarter decisions by aligning work with business objectives. Rally provides a central hub for teams across the organization to collaborate, plan, prioritize and track work, and continuously improve. Rally also enables … continue reading

How these companies are solving the pain points of Agile

Agile tools are only meant to support development tools, not drive the process. According to Nick Muldoon, co-founder and co-CEO of Easy Agile, instead, development teams should have an evolving set of practices in place that enables them to continuously deliver value to customers.  “That means they may start with a whiteboard, and in the … continue reading

What’s standing in the way of achieving “true agility”

Digital transformation is now more important than ever. It’s a statement that has continued to be stressed and echoed throughout the industry for years, but with organizations now forced to deal with distributed and remote work, there is a new need to reexamine business models, according to Nick Muldoon, co-founder and co-CEO of Easy Agile. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Apache Spark 3.0 released, OpenAPI 3.1.0 RC0, Pinpoint Agile ceremonies

The new release includes an accelerator-aware scheduler, adaptive query execution, dynamic partition pruning, as well as performance and SQL compatibility enhancements. Spark SQL is the top active component in this release with 46% of the resolved tickets are for Spark SQL. This year is also the 10-year anniversary of the Spark project. In the TPC-DS … continue reading

Editor’s Blog: Value streams help developers create applications that matter

The effectiveness of software development teams has traditionally been measured by their output — how many lines of code did they write today? How many times was code deployed to production. In short, the measure was speed. The idea that they can move code has always been important. But today, organizations are starting to ask … continue reading

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